After scoring a rather splendid album at the beginning of the year, Toro Y Moi added another release to his spotless collection. Freaking Out EP is a straight-to-dancefloor five-track haven for all those not tired of New Year’s Eve. Bundick did his best to make disco beats ooze from every second of his latest offering. However, I miss the experimental and psychedelic nature of his two albums. All Alone and Freaking Out can get you sweat yet they seem too obvious. Sweet, on the other hand, is a completely different story. Toro Y Moi chops his voice to gorgeous effects. The true showstopper is the final track, I Can Get Love. It is a trance-like club meditation on love that gives the middle finger to the sceptics.

hydrameter: 3/5

Key Tracks: I Can Get Love, Sweet

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Toro Y Moi surpasses expectations as he comes back with even better no. 2. It’s still chillwave but with clearly audible funk and indie pop elements. It starts strong with three excellent tracks. Intro / Chi Chi is a little bit odd but has that psychedelic flavour which makes it irresistible. New Beat is more straightforward (good choice for a single) and Go With You combines drums and electronic beats to a great result. Lyrics oscillate around love, naturally. However, it’s Chazwick Bundick’s world and hapiness often ends with loneliness as he sings on beautiful Still Sound: There was a finer life when you were with us here / And we knew there was a next time / That’s what I still want now / Even if I’m here and I think that you won’t be waiting. Toro Y Moi proves that all good music listeners should keep up with him as with such a talent he’ll deliver his third LP soon and it’s going to be as great as this one, no doubt.

hydrameter: 4/5

Key Tracks: Go With You, Intro / Chi Chi, New Beat, Still Sound

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Leave the discussion whether chillwave has a long life ahead of itself and listen to this gem. Toro Y Moi gorgeously mixes psychedelia and electronica and ends up with an album that never fails to bewitch. Chazwick Bundick got the attention thanks to Blessa but there are better tracks on this record. Imprint After has a great piano part, while Low Shoulder touches both on nostalgia and fun. Chazwick proves he is a talented singer, hitting on different notes with always good results. Causers of This feel like a love letter to the ’80s.

hydrameter: 4/5

Key Tracks: Imprint After, Low Shoulder

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